Loyd Denzel Young was born in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, the son of Edgar Young and Doris Zirnstein Young on July 17, 1939, and departed this life on October 18, 2018, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 79 years.
He was united in marriage to Ruby Lorene Hurtt in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas on July 28, 1961. She preceded him in death on September 16, 2001.
He is survived by his three children, Lynn Smith and husband, John, of Searcy, Arkansas, Lana Steed and husband, Kevin, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Denny Young and wife, Rachael, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one sister, Naomi Begalski and husband, Richard, of Hardy, Arkansas; two sisters-in-law, Freda Caldwell and husband, J.C., of Thayer, Missouri and Doris Hurtt of Salem, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Eric Smith and wife, Traci, Erin Morvant and husband, Thomas, Kelsey and Zach Steed, and Cole, Laney and Ty Young; two great grandchildren, Casen and Ava Morvant; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Young; parents, Edgar and Doris Young; and one half sister, Barbara Sutherland.
Loyd was a Christian and a member of the Del Half Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Army National Guard.
He was a farmer, logger and school bus driver, as well as bus mechanic for the Mammoth Spring School System for many years. His favorite hobby seemed to be hard work. He enjoyed farm life and was known for his love of coon hunting and fishing, when time allowed. He was known by his grandkids as “Papa”. They spent many cherished hours together, making long lasting memories.
Loyd was deeply devoted to his family and friends. He will truly be missed by family, friends and the neighborhood in which he lived.
Funeral arrangements will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00 at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time, at the church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Paragould Children’s Home and left at the funeral home.
Interment will be held at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
Arrangments are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.